Lives in Miami? Check. Nice suit? Check. Superspy? Check.

Maybe it’s just the Oliver Peoples sunglasses.  Maybe it’s the fact that his character is a superspy with an astute sense of humor.  Perhaps it’s because he drives a vintage Dodge Charger with white leather interior.

Whatever the case, Michael Westin is a great candidate for our next ESM Icon.

His morning breath shattered the glass.

Whether it’s dodging bullets from his enemies or dodging bullets from the U.S. government, he does everything with a lot of style.  Because what’s the point of being a super spy if you don’t wear nice suits all the time?

Here’s a little excerpt from USA Network’s official site for Burn Notice:

After 10 years of serving his country working in Eastern Europe and the OPEC countries as a covert operative, Michael is living every spy’s worst nightmare. While in the middle of a dangerous mission in Nigeria, Michael’s “contact” informs him that he has been burned. When a spy gets fired, he doesn’t get a call from human resources and a gold watch. In Michael’s case, they jeopardize his life, freeze his bank accounts, dump him in Miami, and flag him on every government list known to man. They can’t take away his skills or what’s in his head, so they take away his assets and his resources to make sure he can never work again. They burn him.

For more information about the show, check out the previous article we wrote as a Classic TV segment.  Check it out when you get a chance; it’s pretty good.

Late for a meeting to kill the prime minister of Micronesia.


To create Essential Style for Men, mix 2 parts petrol, 1 part secret agent, 1 part rock and roll, 1 part hip-hop and a shot of tequila in a shaker with ice and vigorously shake for 20 seconds. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with explosives and have a supermodel serve for all your friends to enjoy.